TEXAS CURRY FRIDAY 3RD MAY 2019
On a warm spring morning an excellent turnout of 26 Venerables set off to play a Texas Scramble followed by one of Mrs A’s excellent curries; or Ham, Egg & Chips.
Our thanks to Bernard for organising the event.
Bernard sorting out the days pairings:
Back in the clubhouse
Food glorious food
In 3rd place OCB with 67.3 – Steve King, Steve Williams & Richard Gardner
In 2nd place with 66.6 – Micky Breedon, Terry Gardner & Steve Truckle
The days winners with 66.2 – Ian Desborough, Bernard Brown & Steve Board
CROSS-COUNTRY 13th FEBRUARY 2019
On an almost spring-like day an excellent turnout of 35 Venerables set off for a couple of circuits of the Essex course to compete in the annual Cross-Country event. It was quite clear from the results that certain Ven’s have had far more practice playing out of the rough than others. Two of the winning team, who both featured in last year’s winning team, ably assisted by ‘is that Malcolm over there in the rough’ appear to be making this competition their own.
Our thanks to Bernard, assisted by Richard, and to David Baker and Alan Parkes, for making the competition and grand draw a successful event, and thanks to Andrew for the photos.
Bernard & Richard explaining the rules!!!!!!!!!
On the course Brrrr
After Lunch – checking for winning tickets in Alan’s prize draw
THE DAYS WINNERS:
The winning teams based on the best two net scores per team, were as follows:
|Third with 103: Steve Bonnett, Tony Eggs||Second with 102: were John Faherty,|
|& Leon Covington||Martin Appleton & Terry Gardner|
ABOVE: in First place with a score of 98.5 Malcolm Knobel-Forbes, Martin Lane and Russ Morgan.
Ilyas Akhtar Trophy – Wednesday 22nd August 2018
Chips and sandwiches, yum yum!
Thanks to Carol Miller for kindly providing wine to celebrate her recent ‘hole in one’
Happy smiling faces
Below Gloria saying a few words about her match before passing over to Richard
Gloria wont give up the trophy to this years winners!
Below Mrs A presenting Richard with the ILYAS AKHTAR TROPHY which the Venerables won by 7.5 – 3.5
Texas Scramble & Curry 27th April 2018
A good turnout of 32 Venerables out on Cambs and Essex in fairly good conditions considering the time of year, playing to win prizes of wine and to enjoy Mrs A’s exceedingly good Lamb curry. The format was Texas Scramble. Thanks to Merv Cooke and Bernard Brown for organising the day, to Mrs A for feeding us and to Andrew Wyatt for the photos. Also thanks to Tony Leigh for making a splendid job of his captaincy tasks.
Back in the club awaiting The Curry
Ham Eggs & Chips Anyone?
The Curry Is Served
The Days results & picture below
Top left in 3rd place Merv Cooke, Ian Desborough & Dave watts with 70.5 points
Top right in 2nd place John Faherty, Russ Morgan & Tony Leigh with 70.3 points
Bottom – Winners Dave Sephton, Ken Hart & Mike Gray with 68.3 points
Nineteen Venerables set off for the annual romp through the rough, aka Cross Country, and were joined for lunch by another four Venerables, not wishing to miss the opportunity to sample Mrs A’s Haleem.
On a blustery day, the second placed team (on count back) with a score of 171 were Dave Watts, Tony Leigh and Ken Hart, but the winners, with a magnificent score of 159, were Martin Lane, Richard Atkinson and Russ Morgan.
Our thanks to Bernard, Merv, Alan and Richard for organising the event and the ‘Grand Draw’, and to Dave for officiating in his farewell event as Venerables captain.
Tucking into Mr’s A’s HALEEM
Dave Watts announcing the days results
The second placed team (on count back) with a score of 171 were Dave Watts, Tony Leigh and Ken Hart
The winners, with a magnificent score of 159, were Martin Lane, Richard Atkinson and Russ Morgan
WHO’S THE BOSS!
|On a bright, but very breezy day, 22 intrepid Venerables participated in the 5 club challenge, all looking forward to one of Mrs A’s excellent curry’s at the end of the round (that is apart from the 5 less adventurous Ven’s who opted for the alternative menu of ham, egg and chips). The 22 were joined by a further 5 who attended for the lunch only.
An indication of the difficult conditions were reflected in this years winning scores, which were some 15 points lower than 2017.
The event was organised by Merv Cooke, Alan Parkes and Richard Gardner. Andrew Wyatt was in charge of photography.
|OUT ON THE COURSE|
|BACK IN THE CLUBHOUSE|
|Top picture above – in 3rd place with 68 points were|
|Dave Watts, Martin Lane and Richard Gardner|
|Bottom picture above – 2nd place with 69 points were|
|Steve Bonnett, Ian Desborough and Micky Williams who had to leave early|
|Winners picture above With 70 Points Steve King, Mike Gray and Russ Morgan|
|NEW CAPTAINS DRIVE IN|
|Vens Dave Watts and Ladies Caz Pamby|
|OLD CAPTAINS PUTT OFF|
|Vens Richard Gardner and Mens Dave Tomkins|
|L to R: Steve Bonnett (new Mens captain – also a Venerable), Dave, Richard and guess who I am.|